Pelecanidae

plural noun
Pel·​e·​can·​i·​dae | \ ˌpeləˈkanəˌdē \

Definition of Pelecanidae

: a family formerly held to be nearly coextensive with Pelecaniformes but now restricted to the pelicans and constituting with the boobies, cormorants, and snakebirds a suborder of Pelecaniformes

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History and Etymology for Pelecanidae

New Latin, from Pelecanus, type genus + -idae

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“Pelecanidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pelecanidae. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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